Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Aigne is rooted in the scholarship and expertise of University College Cork’s College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS). As an interdisciplinary journal, it is interested in all aspects of the Arts, Humanities, Digital Arts and Social Sciences.

Aigne seeks to publish two issues a year. Its summer issue arises from the papers judged by the board as the best of the annual College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences postgraduate conference. Its winter issue is themed and open to all scholars based in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Aigne is currently soliciting abstracts for its 2018 Winter Issue: Environments of Change.

Aigne will be releasing a Call for Abstracts for its 2019 Winter Issue in 2018.


Section Policies


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Book Reviews

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Event Reports

Aigne accepts academic event reports for both its journal publications and online blog. An event report as sought by Aigne is approximately 1,000 words in length, uses the Harvard referencing style and should generally contain the following details:

The event should have occurred within the year prior to publication.

Authors should specify location, date and the timeline of a conference/ academic event along with day-to-day proceedings.

An overview should be given of the proceedings of a conference or a particular event. Authors should detail the core ideas of any particular presentation along with the arguments given and the conclusions arrived at.

The report should connect the individual talks with the overarching themes and issues central to the conference.

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In Conversation

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Peer Review Process

Once you submit your manuscript, it will be assigned to a member of our Editorial Board, who will read it and make a decision about whether it is appropriate for Aigne. If the manuscript is accepted it will then be sent to external reviewers through the online Open Journal System, thus guaranteeing anonimity at all times. Reviewers are not identified to the authors unless specifically requested by the referee.

Following our peer review guidelines, the reviewer will read the manuscript and make one of the following decisions:

___    Accept without modification
___    Accept with minor changes
___    Ask for resubmission following major revision
___    Reject

When the reviewer has decided that changes should be made to a manuscript, the author will have the opportunity to prepare a revision within the deadlines specified. The revised manuscript will be sent either to the same reviewers or to new ones, depending on what is deemed appropriate by the editor. The revision should include an explanation of the major changes undertaken.

Once the revision process has ended satisfactorily, your paper will be accepted for publication and your editor will be in contact about the final dates of appearance.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.